Science for Engineering

Science for Engineering

by John Bird


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ISBN-13: 9781138826885
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 526
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Bird is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, UK. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at the University of Portsmouth, with examiner responsibilities for Advanced Mathematics with City & Guilds, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. He is the author of over 125 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects with worldwide sales of one million copies. He is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Defence School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Technical Training at HMS Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, UK.

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An introductory textbook for students of engineering science, assuming no prior background in engineering

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Basic Arithmetic 2. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 3. Indices and Standard Form 4. Calculations and evaluation of formulae 5. Algebra 6. Simple Equations 7. Transposition of Formulae 8. Simultaneous Equations 9. Straight-line Graphs 10. Trigonometry 11. Area of Plane Figures 12. The Circle 13. Volumes of Common Solids 14. SI Units and Density 15. Atomic Structure of Matter 16. Speed and Velocity 17. Acceleration 18. Force, Mass and Acceleration 19. Forces Acting at a Point 20. Work, Energy and Power 21. Simply Supported Beams 22. Linear and Angular Motion 23. Friction 24. Simple Machines 25. The Effects of Forces on Materials 26. Linear Momentum and Impulse 27. Torque 28. Pressure in Fluids 29. Heat Energy and Transfer 30. Thermal Expansion 31. Ideal Gas Laws 32. The Measurement of Temperature 33. An Introduction to Electric Circuits 34. Resistance Variation 35. Chemical Effects of Electricity 36. Series and Parallel Networks 37. Kirchhoff’s laws 38. Electromagnetism 39. Electromagnetic Induction 40. Alternating Voltages and Currents 41. Capacitors and Inductors 42. Electrical measuring instruments and Measurements 43. Introduction to Engineering Systems. List of Main Formulae. Answers to Exercises. Glossary of Terms. Index

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